Though otters are not critically endangered, they’re here to advocate for their species and the waterways and teach us all how we can help prevent future loss. Our campus actively recycles and makes a conscious effort to eliminate plastic and reduce waste by offering canned water and providing refilling stations for all guests.Every ticket and membership purchase helps protect their spectacular species and their habitats.
When you visit Zoo Knoxville, you aren’t just having a great time and learning fascinating new things, you’re playing an important role in saving the planet and the marvelous species that live in it. North American River Otters are extremely sensitive to water quality. They aren’t able to live in heavily polluted or contaminated waterways. Let’s help protect and preserve their homes so they can continue to flip, swim and dive into safe habitats.